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Research at
Manchester School of Art

Research is an integral part of the School of Art and our thriving community of researchers consistently demonstrate how creative research can be both exciting and engage with the major cultural and societal issues of the day.

Staff within the School are practicing professionals within their fields regularly exhibiting in major galleries worldwide, engaging with communities to enrich their possibilities, having influence over national policy or exploring new ways of expression through digital technologies.

In the most recent REF, art and design research at Manchester Metropolitan University was ranked 6th in the UK for overall research power, with two thirds of our research rated internationally excellent.

We also offer opportunities for postgraduate research degrees in art and design and the history and theory of art and design. Our long-standing research programme is highly versatile and can be purely theoretical or a practice led interrogation of creative processes and their outcomes.

All this experience and knowledge makes an inspiring environment to engage with, whether that be through study or collaboration.

Research Groups

Most School of Art staff belong to at least one Departmental or subject-based Research Group

There are also five cross-discipline theme-based Research Groups in the School of Art

Events

Exhibition

Alice Kettle: Thread Bearing Witness

1 Sep 24 Feb

The Whitworth

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Exhibition

Drawing the Modern

The work of Gordon Hodkinson and post-war architectural education in Manchester

10 Sep 5 Apr

MMU Special Collections

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Interruptions: K Craig

Installation and A/V performance by K Craig

22 Jan

Holden Gallery

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Interruptions: Jenny Baines

Series of 16mm film installations and a screening by Jenny Baines and invited artists

23 Jan

Holden Gallery

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Conference

The Landscape and Architecture of British Post-War Infrastructure

14 16 Feb

Benzie Building
Lecture Theatre 403

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Lucy Orta

Public Lecture

7 Mar

Benzie Building
Lecture Theatre 403

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Exhibition

UnDoing

An Exhibition of Architecture and Art

21 Mar 19 May

Castlefield Gallery

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Public Lecture

Professor Andrew Hunt

Midnight at the Museum

29 Apr

Geoffrey Manton Building

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Public Lecture

Professor Amanda Ravetz

Spitting on clay: liveness and how we forget it

20 May

Geoffrey Manton Building

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Conference

Graphic Novels and Comics

24 28 Jun

Manchester Metropolitan University

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Conference

The Image

5 6 Sep

Manchester School of Art

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